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Thailand to scrap quarantine for select overseas visitors

The country is still recording more than 10,000 cases a day and has only fully vaccinated 33 per cent of its population, but Thailand’s PM said reopening was a crucial step to save the economy.

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“We can’t live here in hermit kingdom”: NSW to ditch quarantine for international arrivals from 1 November

The big policy shift means that NSW is the only Aussie state to announce quarantine-free international travel.

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Tasmanian police caution group of Queensland tourists for breaking quarantine

The group got busted trying to enter Cradle Mountain National Park, and with views like the one pictured, we (almost) don’t blame them.

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WA gets strict on NSW travellers, as state and territory borders tighten for Sydney hotspots

by Ali Coulton

States and territories have placed tight restrictions on Sydneysiders, with Marky Mark McGowan almost slamming the door shut on the entire state of NSW.

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Tourism

Health Minister reveals plan that could see vaccinated Aussies travelling internationally in six weeks

We don’t want to alarm you, but our new favourite minister Greg Hunt has signalled that fully vaccinated Aussies could be travelling internationally within weeks.

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Events

International travel restrictions could push Australian Open overseas

Players aren’t keen on going through Australia’s two-week quarantine program again, with Dubai and Doha reportedly being considered as potential host cities should the event need to be relocated.

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Tourism

ScoMo “in no hurry” to reopen Australia’s international borders

It appears the likelihood of more travel bubbles being announced soon is about the same as ScoMo’s beloved Sharkies winning the NRL Premiership this year … not good.

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“We just need to be patient”: Brendan Murphy “hopeful” for international travel in 2022

The health secretary reckons you could be sending clients overseas as soon as next year if the vaccination rollout goes to plan. Here’s to hoping he’s right.

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Aviation

Air New Zealand adds new non-stop service between Auckland and Hobart

The Kiwi carrier has added Tasmania to its repertoire, but there’s a catch.

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NZ’s opposition leader pushes for two-way trans-Tasman travel, as Australia reopens its border to Kiwis

Judith Collins has called for NZ to lift its ban on Aussie travellers for the sake of the country’s tourism industry, a sentiment that was echoed by our very own ScoMo shortly after.

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Ardern threatens to delay two-way trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ after Australia halts Kiwi travellers

by Ali Coulton

The prospect of sending your clients to New Zealand in the first quarter of this year has once again been thrown into jeopardy.

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New Zealand sticking to two-way travel ‘bubble’ timeline despite Australia’s recent COVID-19 concerns

We’ve got a feeling NZ might just be 2021’s top overseas destination among Aussie travellers, and not just because it’ll likely be the first place they can go to … okay, maybe it is.

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